26 September 2020 18:42
The Brazilian comes into the defence in place of Kurt Zouma as one of three changes from the last Premier League outing against Liverpool. There is a place for Tammy Abraham in attack after his productive showing in the cup match against Barnsley in midweek. He starts along with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Willy Caballero is in goal. Branislav Ivanovic, recently signed for West Brom, is not involved today against the side he represented so magnificently.
Subs: Button, Kipre, Phillips, Harper, Edwards, Field, Robson-Kanu. The referee is Jon Moss New signing Thiago Silva will make his Premier League debut for Chelsea as captain at West Brom on Saturday evening – live on talkSPORT. After reaching full fitness and impressing briefly during the EFL Cup thrashing of Barnsley on Wednesday, the defender has been thrown straight into Chelsea's shaky back four to shore things up. Getty Images - Getty 2 Thiago Silva showed his leadership skills against Barnsley There is no Ben Chilwell in the squad, despite many expecting the former Leicester man to get his first Premier League start, meaning Marcos Alonso lives to fight another day at left-back. However, Kepa Arrizabalaga's Chelsea days appear to be numbered following that dreadful mistake against Liverpool last week.
The Blues recently confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes, although this game comes too soon for the new arrival. Tammy Abraham is better than Kai Havertz, says Durham Nevertheless, Lampard has still decided to bench Kepa and use Willy Caballero in goal. Tammy Abraham is rewarded with a start following his bright display in midweek, with Mason Mount dropping into midfield and Jorginho starting among the substitutes. AFP or licensors 2 Havertz and Abraham combined well on Wednesday night West Brom vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, O'Shea, Sawyers, Livermore, Diangana, Pereira, Townsend, Robinson. Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Phillips, Harper, Kipre, Field. Chelsea: Caballero, James, Christensen, Silva, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Abraham, Werner. Subs: Kepa, Jorginho, Barkley, Tomori, Giroud, Azpilicueta, Hudson-Odoi.